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Last Updated: Sunday, 22 October 2006, 22:09 GMT 23:09 UK

How Alonso won the world title
Fernando Alonso wins the 2006 world title
This year's title race was always expected to be close with Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher as leading contenders.

But few predicted the battle would have so many twists and end up going to the wire at the final race in Brazil.

Alonso eventually prevailed but not before Schumacher had clawed his way back into contention as he bowed out of F1 for good.

BBC Sport takes a look at how the 2006 title was won - in a season marked by drama, controversy and world class driving...



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